News Florida man sues Ferrari for defamation cause he wasn't chosen to buy the new Spider

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Where's that Florida tag?

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-new...er&utm_content=body&utm_campaign=awdailydrive

    This collector is suing Ferrari because he can’t buy a LaFerrari Spider
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    By the time we hear about the latest limited-production supercar, it is, as often as not, already sold out. A little disappointing, sure, but what are you going to do? Sue the company?

    Yes, absolutely, you go right ahead and attempt to sue, at least if you’re Florida flea market emperor/noted Ferrari collector/onetime race driver Preston Henn.

    Over the weekend, a Verified Complaint for Damages filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, appeared in our inbox. The document, which we’ve attached below, is a mini-drama in 20 parts; it outlines Henn’s history with the Ferrari brand stretching back to the Luigi Chinetti days and highlights his extensive Ferrari collection -- including the 275 GTB/C 6885 Speciale, which some (including, we’ll note, Mr. Henn) speculate may be the most valuable car in the world.

    It details Henn’s desperate attempts to secure a LaFerrari Spider -- including a $1,000,000 deposit check mailed directly to Sergio Marchionne, an interesting tactic to be sure -- and Ferrari’s “demeaning” rejection.

    You might think that being denied the opportunity to park a LaFerrari Spider next to the LaFerrari coupe you already own would be reason enough to take Ferrari to court, but Henn boldly goes a step further: He’s hoping to pursue a defamation suit.

    “The publication of the statement that Preston Henn is not qualified to purchase a LaFerrari Spider is an untrue statement which harms Henn’s reputation and holds him up to ridicule, disrespect and disrepute in his profession, trade, occupation, avocation, and among his friends and business and social associates,” the document continues. How much Henn is seeking from Ferrari remains unclear; all we know is that it is something “in excess of $75,000.”

    But can any amount possibly right this wrong? Can it?!

    We will note that, however all this shakes out, we wouldn't have known about Henn's failure to obtain a LaFerrari Spider (for whatever reason) without the existence of this suit, but now we do -- with this in play, he has a sort of Streisand effect-like situation on his hands.

    Mr. Henn has demanded a trial by jury regardless. Needless to say, we’ll be watching this one carefully -- we're not sure where, exactly, this suit is going, but punishing an automaker for exercising discretion in selling a highly sought, limited-edition product would be an odd precedent to set.

    In the meantime, let's turn to the court of public opinion: What do you think of Henn’s complaint?

    Preston Henn v. Ferrari North America, Inc. -- Verified Complaint for Damages

    Link to a PDF of the complaint on the website
     
  2. Mr. Potato Head

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    We do need a Florida tag. :jj:
     
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    Cry baby little bitch. Fuck off and buy a different ugly pasta rocket.
     
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    "Pasta rocket?!!?"
    I've heard rice burner, but not this one. Funny as fuck!!!!
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    Some people you wish you had their problems.

    Wahhh thousands of people with deep pockets got rejected, I would be happy to be able just to afford one ferrari.
     
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    I'd be happy if I could afford the tires.
     
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    I've been to his flea market, he has a car museum, I didn't see any cars that impressed me.
     
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    No wonder he's upset he lost out on that sweet ride, if his other cars are jank.

    I want one, too!!!

    White on white, plz n thank u.

    :c
     
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    I'm not a car guy, so I don't know cars, It was a while ago he might have nicer cars, on only put them out for special occasions. The video looks like nice cars.

     
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    Hmmmmm...interesting!!!

    Maybe he does hold back the good-good.

    :c

    (I love Ferraris!!! Rides like glass at high speeds, and the design detail is breathtaking. True works of art, imo.)
     
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    Your Honor, Ferrari doesn't want their latest creation sittin' out front of no stinkin' flea market!!!!!!!
    Judge........Case dismissed, And all of Ferrari's legal expenses paid by Plaintiff!!!!
     
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    I'd be happy to afford the little cap for the tire valve.
     
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    Rich people problem. Waah.
     
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    Lol pasta rocket.
     
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    They really are true works of art.

    That 12 cylinder noise alone is magical.
     
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    As soon as I win my lawsuit for being rejected, I will be able to afford one.
     
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    He can blow 2.5 mil on this instead

     
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    It must be nice to have 4.5 mil to spend on a car



    You would have to have Wiggy money for that, damn
     
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